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    Hi
    for the last few days I am getting about 60+ emails saying my email to somebody or other bounced back, I did not send the emails and have no trace of them being sent in my outlook sent file or if I sign into my email server webmail sent folder.
    has my email been hijacked or are these fake email bounces.
    The emails all have two attachments one is details.txt and other is untitled attachment.eml - I have not clicked on either as I suspect these are not bounced emails at all but phishing emails.
    can anybody advise please and how can I stop them if they are fake.
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    I had a similar sounding problem. I was running my own mailserver (hMailServer) and in my case it was my own fault of misconfigured hmailserver and improperly set DNS records.
    I would give you more info but I have a different setup now so cant look and see what it was. Maybe worth double checking server setting. Assuming you have your own mailserver.

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    Hi
    I have my email hosted by TSOhost and it has been fine for maybe 8+ years, my antivirus (F-secure) says my pc is clean, I see no evidense of me being used as a spam bot but I am getting these non stop emails bouncing back from weird email addys.
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    I get this now and again normally sent from one of my domain names, they just fake send I am guessing from a random email address or domain name to try and get past spam traps so would very much doubt you have been hacked in any way shape or form, you should also be aware the 60 bounces are probably the tip of the iceberg of what was sent out as you are only getting notified of the ones that didn't reach.

    The most annoying thing about this is it often results in your email address being blacklisted so when you send a legitimate email it is then blocked by some ISP's and in my case it has blocked any emails from the domain they have used.

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    Hi
    thanks, this is what I am getting
    Reporting-MTA: dns; my genuine server.co.uk

    Action: failed
    Final-Recipient: rfc822;cesaddyavich@live.com.mx <= changed slightly
    Status: 5.0.0
    Remote-MTA: dns; mx3.hotmail.com <== who is this, the spammer?
    Diagnostic-Code: smtp; 550 Requested action not taken: mailbox unavailable
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    Haven't had any for a while so not able to compare but it does look very much as I said someone just sending out spam spoofing your email address, I know it's really fucking annoying but I have never found anything you can do about it other than junk email rule the bounces.

    Just to add another annoying one I get is a spam/scam mail sent to me from my email address a snidy trick they use to stop you blacklisting the sender email address

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    If it helps anyone out checkout Zoho mail. Free and paid accounts.

    I find them absolutely spot on. You can use them for your own domains too.
    Hasn't dropped a beat since I switched to em about 12 months ago.

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    Also run malwarebytes. May not show up in outlook but doesn't mean you aren't sending them via a Trojan or somesuch.
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    Default Re: Email bouncing

    Have you got SPF records set up? I am not sure how effective they are but in the past where I have set up SPF on a Rackspace hosted mailbox I manage and the web developer used a form on the site sending mail from another server the resulting mail always hit the spam box. So SPF didn't stop the transmission but did seem to ensure only mail sent from Rackspace mailservers reached the recipients inbox.

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    Hi guys, I am now getting 150- 200 a day and it's making the email address unusable, have I any options other than ditch it. I believe this started after a negative review was left for a company from china literally one day after leaving review this started.

    Update: 6500 emails yesterday, guess I upset them quite a bit.
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